July 8-10
Jonathan Rogers Park

July 2-16

VCAD MAIN STAGE

Sponsored by 
Visual College
of Art and Design

The Main Stage is the frame of our culture – bringing records of festival enthusiasts to Jonathan Rogers Park. Hosting more than 450 artists, our program provides a multicultural experience regardless of the age, the color, the background!

Saturday, July 9th marks the beginning of Carnaval Del Sol! We are very proud to be able to host this event for the people we love. This is the most anticipated event yet and we hope it meets your expectations! Indulge in various genres and styles of music as we bring the Latin Community back into Vancouver!

Different artists and singers will be performing at different times, so be sure to check out the lists of bands we have coming and attend the Main Stage and our 2 additional stages at the allotted times your favorite bands are performing.

MEET OUR ARTISTS

DJ SANCHEZ

Born in Peru and residing in Australia (based between Melbourne & Adelaide), Sanchez is a Hip Hop / R&B DJ who has spent time perfecting his craft, establishing a reputation that is second to none. Sanchez’s passion and commitment to music has seen his career go from strength to strength earning him accolades such as winning The Fringe Festival’s Spin DJ competition in 2010. A combination of talent and dedication has enabled Sanchez to perform alongside national and international hip hop icons, as well as gaining residencies and guest appearances at a range of Adelaide’s most reputable clubs and festivals.

 

Saturday, July 9th

Saturday, July 9th

ZUMBA VANCOUVER

Zumba®Vancouver started in 2008 and has been teaching Zumba all over the Lower mainland. We are 12 instructors that teach a fitness class based on latin dance styles and other global rhythms. Combining high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations, Zumba® allows participants to dance away their worries. Find us at www.zumbavancouver.ca

 

ZUMBA VANCOUVER

Zumba®Vancouver started in 2008 and has been teaching Zumba all over the Lower mainland. We are 12 instructors that teach a fitness class based on latin dance styles and other global rhythms. Combining high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations, Zumba® allows participants to dance away their worries. Find us at www.zumbavancouver.ca

 

Saturday, July 9th

BREJERA

In the spring of 2004 we see the beginning of Brejera when Mario Silva (Sao Paulo-Brazil) and Trevor Murray (Nova Scotia-Canada) started to experiment with samba and choro music together . From this point on the band was serving up styles of traditional samba, baião, frevo and choro . Venturing into a mix of Mario Silva on 7string guitar/vocals, Trevor Murray on cavaquinho/ vocals, Bruno Matos on pandeiro/vocals and Tobias Soley on sax/clarinet Brejera will deliver authentic and spontaneous fine Brazilian music to the audience.

Saturday, July 9th

Saturday, July 9th

RUMBA CALZADA

Originally formed in 1991, by Boying Geronimo and now headed by his son, Raphael Geronimo, Rumba Calzada has been a favourite with Vancouver’s Latin Jazz and Salsa enthusiasts for over 20 years. Their CD, Volume 3 has been nominated for various awards including a 2002 Westcoast Music Award, a 2002 Canadian Independent Music Award, and a 2002 Juno Award.
Their latest CD, Rumba Calzada Album 4, was nominated for a 2008 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding World Recording of the Year. In 2008 the band performed at the Borneo Jazz Festival, in Sarawak, Malaysia and was voted the "crowd favourite" to return in 2009.
"Canadian based Rumba Calzada brought the house down with their eclectic mix of Latin, Salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms." - Adam Lee, Music-Room - Malaysia

 

RUMBA CALZADA

Originally formed in 1991, by Boying Geronimo and now headed by his son, Raphael Geronimo, Rumba Calzada has been a favourite with Vancouver’s Latin Jazz and Salsa enthusiasts for over 20 years. Their CD, Volume 3 has been nominated for various awards including a 2002 Westcoast Music Award, a 2002 Canadian Independent Music Award, and a 2002 Juno Award.
Their latest CD, Rumba Calzada Album 4, was nominated for a 2008 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding World Recording of the Year. In 2008 the band performed at the Borneo Jazz Festival, in Sarawak, Malaysia and was voted the "crowd favourite" to return in 2009.
"Canadian based Rumba Calzada brought the house down with their eclectic mix of Latin, Salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms." - Adam Lee, Music-Room - Malaysia

 

Saturday, July 9th

ACHE LATINO

Saturday, July 9th

Saturday, July 9th

RUMBA 7

Rumba 7 is an all-latin music ensemble founded in the city of Vancouver in 2016 by musicians born and raised in different places of Latin America

 

BRAZILIAN SWAG

Brazilian Swag Dance Group is a cultural group based in Vancouver. Their performance brings culture from the time Brazil was still very young up to the latest trendy rhythms along with Capoeira performances from Abalaê Capoeira.

Saturday, July 9th

RUMBA 7

Rumba 7 is an all-latin music ensemble founded in the city of Vancouver in 2016 by musicians born and raised in different places of Latin America

 

Saturday, July 9th

WASAKAKA ALL STARS

Wasakaka All-Stars is an independent Latin Music project founded in Vancouver, BC, in 2016 by professional musicians from Latin America and Canada. We are committed to providing the people of Canada with the best quality music and entertainment, bringing the most authentic Latin rhythms and performing the timeless best hits of traditional Salsa music. Also, keeping Latin American Culture alive in the ever-growing Vancouver scene.

Wasakaka All-Stars has taken part in multiple festivals in the past, including Richmond World Festival (2018, 2019), Surrey Latin Festival (2018), Carnaval del Sol (2018, 2019, 2021) and accompanying one of the most important singers in Salsa genre two times Latin Grammy Nominee “Maelo Ruiz”.

Moreover, we have carried out more than 60 live music shows in the last 4 years including all our formats: Wasakaka Concert (Full-Orchestra), Wasakaka Combo, Wasakaka Standard, and Wasakaka Light.


Saturday, July 9th

Saturday, July 9th

CAMARO 67

Camaro 67 brings together classic Afrobeat influences (Fela Kuti, Tony Allen), and modern Afrofunk / Groove sounds (Antibalas, Budos Band, The Herbaliser) to produce a propulsive, high-energy, made-in-Vancouver heavy funk experience. This explosive 10-piece instrumental group debuted in the fall of 2015, picking up from where Miami Device (BC’s premier Afrobeat orchestra since 2007) left off. In their first year as a band, Camaro 67 released their 9-track debut album “Burn Rubber, Not Your Soul”. They quickly followed this up with their second full length album “Still Burning” which was released on June 1st, 2018. The band has been featured at festivals throughout BC including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Celebration of Light, the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival, Winterruption Festival, Garden City Grooves, and the Wapiti Music Festival. They have shared the stage with with reggae legend Alpha Blondy and local groove-music heavyweights Emily Chambers, Wooden Horsemen, Kutapira, Love You Miss You, and Bazooka Picnic.

CAMARO 67

Camaro 67 brings together classic Afrobeat influences (Fela Kuti, Tony Allen), and modern Afrofunk / Groove sounds (Antibalas, Budos Band, The Herbaliser) to produce a propulsive, high-energy, made-in-Vancouver heavy funk experience. This explosive 10-piece instrumental group debuted in the fall of 2015, picking up from where Miami Device (BC’s premier Afrobeat orchestra since 2007) left off. In their first year as a band, Camaro 67 released their 9-track debut album “Burn Rubber, Not Your Soul”. They quickly followed this up with their second full length album “Still Burning” which was released on June 1st, 2018. The band has been featured at festivals throughout BC including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Celebration of Light, the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival, Winterruption Festival, Garden City Grooves, and the Wapiti Music Festival. They have shared the stage with with reggae legend Alpha Blondy and local groove-music heavyweights Emily Chambers, Wooden Horsemen, Kutapira, Love You Miss You, and Bazooka Picnic.

 

Saturday, July 9th

DJ SANCHEZ

Born in Peru and residing in Australia (based between Melbourne & Adelaide), Sanchez is a Hip Hop / R&B DJ who has spent time perfecting his craft, establishing a reputation that is second to none. Sanchez’s passion and commitment to music has seen his career go from strength to strength earning him accolades such as winning The Fringe Festival’s Spin DJ competition in 2010. A combination of talent and dedication has enabled Sanchez to perform alongside national and international hip hop icons, as well as gaining residencies and guest appearances at a range of Adelaide’s most reputable clubs and festivals.

 

Sunday, July 10th

Sunday, July 10th

CAROL ZUMBA

Carol Leony is from Rio De Janeiro Brazil, where she was raised and learned how to live and breathe music and dancing in her everyday life. She has always taken dancing classes: jazz, samba, hip hop, belly dancing, and at the age of 18 she started her career as a dance instructor in Brazil. She took part in many events as a performer, namely: Rio's Carnaval, CSOL since 2015, theatrical venues, concerts etc. When she moved to Canada in 2011she was introduced to Zumba and it was love at first sight. She fell in love for the style and energy that poured from Zumba classes, then decided that she should keep on doing what has always been her greatest passion: dance and entertain! She loves dancing and the fitness world and in her classes you can be sure she will make you feel like you are in a party everytime you show up!

 

CAROL ZUMBA

Carol Leony is from Rio De Janeiro Brazil, where she was raised and learned how to live and breathe music and dancing in her everyday life. She has always taken dancing classes: jazz, samba, hip hop, belly dancing, and at the age of 18 she started her career as a dance instructor in Brazil. She took part in many events as a performer, namely: Rio's Carnaval, CSOL since 2015, theatrical venues, concerts etc. When she moved to Canada in 2011she was introduced to Zumba and it was love at first sight. She fell in love for the style and energy that poured from Zumba classes, then decided that she should keep on doing what has always been her greatest passion: dance and entertain! She loves dancing and the fitness world and in her classes you can be sure she will make you feel like you are in a party everytime you show up!

 

Sunday, July 10th

Sunday, July 10th

ROOTS PERUVIAN FOLKLORE

ROOTS is a Peruvian folk dance group founded in 2017 under the direction of Jessica Roca Muncaster. ROOTS seeks to present and preserve Peruvian cultural dances within the communities of British Columbia. The beauty, colour, and excitement of traditional Peruvian dances are displayed in the repertoire, including dances from the three regions of Peru: Coastal, Andes, and the Amazon. Roots is a group of volunteer dancers with various cultural backgrounds who share a passion for Peruvian Folk Dance.  

MAZACOTE

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Sunday, July 10th

Sunday, July 10th

SAMBA FUSION

Samba Fusion is a Vancouver Dance Group whose roots are based in Brazilian Samba fused with numerous dance styles, music and rhythms. This Dance Group was formed by Andrea Monteiro and Naija K in 2009 because of their common dance background in ‘Samba. This multi-cultural troupe performs several styles of dance fusion including Brazilian Samba, Forro, Samba Reggae, Afro- Brazilian, Gypsy, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Salsa/Latin/Reggaeton, African, Polynesian, and Burlesque.

 

SAMBA FUSION

Samba Fusion is a Vancouver Dance Group whose roots are based in Brazilian Samba fused with numerous dance styles, music and rhythms. This Dance Group was formed by Andrea Monteiro and Naija K in 2009 because of their common dance background in ‘Samba. This multi-cultural troupe performs several styles of dance fusion including Brazilian Samba, Forro, Samba Reggae, Afro- Brazilian, Gypsy, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Salsa/Latin/Reggaeton, African, Polynesian, and Burlesque.

 

Sunday, July 10th

ORQUESTA TABASCO

Info to be updated.

Sunday, July 10th

Sunday, July 10th

GRUPO AMERICA

Since exploding onto the Canadian arts scene 25 years ago, Grupo America has been dazzling International audiences with their spectacular Latin Dance show. Grupo America pushes stylistic boundaries by presenting a pot-pourri of dances from every corner of the America's. The show combines "sizzling-sexy" modern routines with moving traditional numbers. Grupo has also been recognized internationally placing first in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 World Cuban Salsa Championship.

GRUPO AMERICA

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Sunday, July 10th

SAMBACOUVER

Sambacouver has been probably around over 5 years and it has become a central reference of Brazilian culture in the province of BC. They have been invited to play in several festivals, including the annual Latin­ American festival Carnival del Sol. By playing a wide variety of genres and rhythms from Brazil as well as creative arrangements of famous international pop songs originally written in English, they have been a bridge between Brazilians from different regions of the country and people from many nationalities. It is a cliche that music is an universal language capable of connecting people from all walks of life. But their additional effort of mixing Brazilian elements with the music widely known in English certainly contributes to a great result of cross cultural integration.

Sunday, July 10th

TICKETS

CARNAVAL DEL SOL
Jul 9
Saturday, July 9, 2022
12:00 pm -
10:00 pm
CARNAVAL DEL SOL
Jul 10
Sunday, July 10, 2022
12:00 pm -
10:00 pm

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Across the Americas

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Carnaval del Sol

Patio

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Lineup

Schedule

Event

time

venue

CARNAVAL DEL SOL
July 10, 2022
12:00 pm -
10:00 pm
SOCCER TOURNAMENT
July 23, 2022
9:00 am -
1:00 pm
Salsa Cruise Fiesta Blanca
July 2, 2022
8:30 pm -
12:30 am
SALSA NIGHT
July 16, 2022
6:30 pm -
10:00 pm
FLAMENCO & TANGO NIGHT
July 15, 2022
6:30 pm -
10:00 pm
CARNAVAL DEL SOL
July 9, 2022
12:00 pm -
10:00 pm
CSOL OPENING NIGHT
July 8, 2022
4:30 pm -
10:00 pm
LATIN JAZZ EXTRAVAGANZA
July 7, 2022
6:30 pm -
10:00 pm
Let's Talk About Diversity Hybrid Workshop
October 6, 2021
5:30 pm -
6:30 pm
Flamenco & Tango Workshop
August 25, 2021
5:00 pm -
6:30 pm
Latin American Plant-Based Culinary Hybrid Workshop
August 23, 2021
6:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Sounds of Latin America: Salsa!
August 28, 2021
7:00 pm -
10:00 pm
SOUNDS OF BRAZIL: SAMBA & FORRO
August 27, 2021
7:00 pm -
10:00 pm
Sounds of Latin America: Cumbia!
May 4, 2022
7:00 pm -
10:00 pm
Flamenco, Tango & Wine in one night
August 25, 2021
7:00 pm -
8:30 pm
Latin Jazz Extravaganza!
August 21, 2021
7:00 pm -
10:00 pm
Stand Up Comedy y Magia en Español
August 20, 2021
7:00 pm -
10:00 pm
Carnaval del Sol Aug 15
August 15, 2021
10:00 am -
10:00 pm
Carnaval del Sol Aug 14
August 14, 2021
10:00 am -
10:00 pm
Carnaval del Sol Aug 13
August 13, 2021
10:00 am -
10:00 pm

Vancouver Playhouse

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Restaurants

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The Festival

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